The Sunday Best Bookclub - Krissy Kneen

Sunday 04 November 2018
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Tickets $7.50, Book (Wintering) $29.99
Tickets available until 04 November 2018 10:00 AM

Bookclubs and authors unite at Avid Reader's Sunday Best Bookclub. This is a bookclub for people who are already in a bookclub, people who have always wanted to join a bookclub, or for people who would like to meet and talk with some of Australia's finest writers.

This month meet author Krissy Kneen and speak with her about her latest novel Wintering.

‘Who is this please?’
‘Jessica. Jessica Weir.’
‘I’m sorry, miss, but this was the last number—’
‘Matthew’s on his way home. From work. He’s late. He should be home soon.’
And only the ocean breathing into the silence as if her own chest were rising and falling without fail. As if his heart were still beating. As if nothing in the world had changed.
‘We’ve found a car, miss, but there’s no sign of a driver.’

When Jessica’s partner disappears into the dark Tasmanian forest, there is of course the mystery of what happened to him—the deserted car, the enigmatic final image recorded on his phone. There is the strange circle of local women, widows of disappeared men, with their edgy fellowship and unhinged theories. And the forest itself: looming hugely over this tiny settlement on the remote tip of the island.

But for Jessica there is also the tight community in which she is still a stranger and Matthew was not. What secrets do they know about her own life, that she doesn’t. And why do they believe things that should not—cannot—be true. For her own sanity, Jessica needs to know two things. Who was Matthew? And who—or what—has he become?

Krissy Kneen is the award-winning author of memoir—Affection—and fiction: An Uncertain Grace, Steeplechase, Triptych, The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine, as well as the Thomas Shapcott Award-winning poetry collection Eating My Grandmother. She has written and directed broadcast documentaries for SBS and ABC Television.